Schurter’s vandalproof metal pushbutton switch with latching action offers point illumination in addition to ring illuminated types. The series is available in double-pole or the newly added single-pole version. The new design also offers an actuator with increased actuating travel of greater than 5 mm. Available in red, green or blue, illumination, the MSM LA is appropriate for applications in dimly lit areas or to indicate the switches ON/OFF status. Switching voltages are up to 125 VDC / 250 VAC. The resting position of the actuator also indicates switching status, both visually and by touch. In the OFF state, the actuator position protrudes from the housing; in the ON state, it is depressed into the housing. This provides a user-friendly actuating function and also prevents inadvertent switching, e.g. caused by objects leaning on the switch. In addition to physical and visual indication, the MSM LA may be used in conjunction with audible devices, thereby meeting various feedback requirements of the ADA. The MSM LA is available in 19 mm and 22 mm mounting diameters and carries an IP 67 seal protection rating from the front. The robust stainless steel switch withstands temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C and is suited for use in harsh environments. Pricing starts at around $ 13.00 each in 100 piece quantities.